MARA AMSTER Associate Professor of English Amster participated in the workshop, “Alternatives to the Term Paper,” at the annual meeting of the Shakespeare Association of America, which took place in Atlanta in April. SUZANNE BESSENGER Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Bessenger’s book, Echoes of Enlightenment: The Life and Legacy of the Tibetan Female Saint Sonam Peldren,was published in August 2016. She also had an article published in the February issue of the journal, Revue d’Etudes Tibétaines, “I am a god, I am a god, I am definitely a god: Deity Emanation and the Legitimation of Sonam Peldren.” Bessenger also was granted tenure this spring. EMILY YAP CHUA Professor of Music In May, Chua performed on the Classical Brunch concert series hosted by WRCJ 90.9 FM in Detroit, where she collaborated with Monica Fosnaugh, English hornist of the Detroit Symphony. DANIELLE CURRIER Associate Professor of Sociology Currier presented her paper, “Below the Rim: College Athletes and the Hookup Culture,” in Philadelphia at the Eastern Sociological Society meeting in February. She co-authored a chapter on political messaging for the book, Political Communication & Strategy: Consequences of the 2014 Midterm Elections. GARY DOP Assistant Professor of English Dop participated in the annual conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs in Washington, D.C. in early February. He also gave a series of readings and a lecture/workshop in early March at various institutions in Kansas and Nebraska. Dop was approved for tenure this spring. KAIJA MORTENSEN Assistant Professor of Philosophy In March, Mortensen presented her paper, “Ordinary Attributions of Knowledge How,” at the Annual Meeting of the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association in Kansas City, Missouri. KATHY MUEHLEMANN Professor of Art In March, Muehlemann’s artwork was chosen to be part of the 2017 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City. In addition, two of her works, Swimming Dragon and The Hurley Burley #3 – Dante’s Fire, were chosen by the Academy Art Purchase Committee and were included in the Academy’s Ceremonial Exhibition in May and June. DAN RAESSLER The Charles A. Dana Professor of Music Raessler is currently conducting research in English and French libraries, where he is looking for evidence that the “Romance” that A. C. Furtado attributes to Princesse de Lamballe is a forgery by him. AMANDA RUMORE Assistant Professor of Biology In March, Rumore attended the Bioscience Education Center on the Montgomery College Campus, in Germantown, Maryland, for a threeday workshop on CRISPR technology, a revolutionary method used to edit genetic material at the DNA level. RANDALL SPEER Professor of Music In March, Speer attended the American Choral Directors Conference in Minneanapolis, Minnesota, where, among other activities, he participated in an instructor-led, hands-on workshops and master classes. DAN STIFFLER Professor of English Stiffler presented his paper, “Andy’s Girlfriend Problems: Nascent Feminism in The Andy Griffith Show,” at the national convention of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association in San Diego, California in April. VINCENT VECERA Assistant Professor of Political Science Vecera presented a paper, “The Rhetorical Emergence of Marriage as a Civil Right,” in April at the annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association in Vancouver, British Columbia. He co-authored a chapter on political messaging for the book, Political Communication & Strategy: Consequences of the 2014 Midterm Elections.
Randolph Magazine Vol. 8 No. 2
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